The normal decline of our cognitive abilities is one of the hallmarks of the aging process. But, what is the dividing line between normal and abnormal memory loss? On this program, Martha Weinman Lear discussed normal memory loss. Topics: science, memory, neuroscience Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
While a select few remember their adolescent years fondly, most of us want to pretend they never happened. But whether we like it or not, adolescence was the time when our brains were at the peak of their malleability and the time when we made some of our strongest memories. Today, Temple University Professor of Psychology Laurence Steinberg joins us to discuss the neuroscience of adolescence and how the brain changes during this formative time. He’ll also tell us how adolescence has... Topics: Adolescence, psychology, neuroscience, memory, Laurence Steinberg
Exposure to radiation gave us Spiderman and the Incredible Hulk but what really happens when people are exposed to it? On this program, Dr. Charles Limoli discusses what happens to brain cells in mice when they are exposed to radiation. Topic: CNS, mice, radiation, stem cells, memory Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
The connection between scent and memory is powerful and can be startling. Many people have been caught off-guard by strong memories brought about simply by catching an everyday scent. Today we’re speaking with Dr. Virginia Barry, Chicago psychoanalyst and author of the unique book Scratch and Sniff Proust. She’ll help us understand the neuroscience behind the strong connection between memory and scent and why the brain is wired this way. Topics: scent, senses, smell, memory, neuroscience, psychiatry, Groks Science Show, Virginia Barry Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
There may be 20 billion neurons in your brain but that isn't nearly enough to allow each cell to hold its own unique bit of information. Rather, the information stored and processed by your brain is maintained in spatially and temporally defined networks. These networks can refine themselves over time and the connections between neurons in these networks strengthen with use and wither with disuse. Dr. Jason MacLean joined us to discuss this Hebbian plasticity and the past, present, and future... Topics: Groks, networks, Jason MacLean, Hebb, Hebbian, Shatz, modeling, theoretical, neuron, sleep, memory,...